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Systematic and independent examination of books, accounts, documents and vouchers of an organization

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VinciWorks
Anti-money laundering - Understanding independent audits

VinciWorks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 30:49


All UK law firms are required to establish an independent audit function to examine, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of their practice's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policies, controls, and procedures. This can be carried out via an internal or an external auditor. In this episode, we speak to the Director and Founder of SRA consultancy firm, Andy Donovan, to explore what an independent AML audit involves, the differences between an independent audit and an external audit and what should be included in every audit. Find out how we can help: https://vinciworks.com/products/aml/aml-audits/

HIMSSCast
Audits show overcharges to Medicare Advantage plans; Attorneys general urge Apple to add reproductive data protections

HIMSSCast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 1:55


Audits uncovered about $12 million in net overpayments for the care of 18,090 patients sampled; AGs say lax rules for safeguarding reproductive health data could harm patients or providers.

The Wolf Of All Streets
Is Tether/USDT Still Safe? Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino + Week In Review

The Wolf Of All Streets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 54:16


Amidst the collapse of FTX, how safe is the backbone of crypto - USDT/Tether? I talk to my frequent guest, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether. Also, I will review the biggest news of the crypto week: Kraken layoffs, SBF PR campaign, Apple NFT fees, Fed rate hike slowdown, Animoca's $2 billion Metaverses fund & BlockFi bankruptcy. Paolo Ardoino: https://twitter.com/paoloardoino ►► JOIN THE FREE WOLF DEN NEWSLETTER https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen GET UP TO A $8,000 BONUS IN USDT AND TRADE ALL SPOT PAIRS ON BITGET FOR ZERO FEES! ►► https://thewolfofallstreets.info/bitget Follow Scott Melker: Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottmelker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wolfofallstreets Web: https://www.thewolfofallstreets.io Spotify: https://spoti.fi/30N5FDe Apple podcast: https://apple.co/3FASB2c #Tether #FTX #bitcoin 0:00 Intro 1:35 Paolo Ardoino 1:57 Circle vs Tether 4:15 Tether gonna die? 9:35 Tether redemptions 12:50 FTX, Deltec & Tether Connection 14:40 Audits & FUD around Tether reserves 20:10 Why Tether is not doing the audit 22:56 What do Tether reserves consist of? 24:15 The future of Tether and stablecoins 27:55 Wrap up with Paolo 30:30 Jobs report! 31:50 Kraken Cuts 30% of Workforce 33:00 Layoffs tracker 35:08 Coinbase Disables Mobile NFT Transfers 38:00 $2B Metaverse Fund 39:00 BlockFi bankruptcy 42:00 SBF PR campaign went wrong The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own and should in no way be interpreted as financial advice. This video was created for entertainment. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision. I am not a financial advisor. Nothing contained in this video constitutes or shall be construed as an offering of financial instruments or as investment advice or recommendations of an investment strategy or whether or not to "Buy," "Sell," or "Hold" an investment.

Environmental Finance Center Network
Benefits of Wastewater Energy Efficiency Audits

Environmental Finance Center Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 34:04


In this podcast, we will be looking at energy efficiency for wastewater treatment. Energy used at treatment facilities is a large share of a plant's operating costs. Assessing those costs and where to make improvements can provide long-term savings for utilities. Operators in New Hampshire are finding ways to drive energy costs down, with the help from the state government and incentive programs.

TopJobs im Wandel - DER Berufspodcast
Shulamit Martens: Business Analytikerin und Projektmanagerin mit Leib und Seele

TopJobs im Wandel - DER Berufspodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 34:25


Shulamit, eine in Kanada lebende Deutsche, ist Business Analytikerin und Projektmanagerin mit Leib und Seele. Ihre Vision ist es, dass jedes Unternehmen strategisch klug ausgerichtet ist,  effizient arbeitet und dennoch inklusiv und menschenzentriert agiert. Dass das möglich ist, hat sie insbesondere in ihrer letzten Anstellung bewiesen. Dort leitete sie fachübergreifende Grossprojekte als Business Analytikerin und Projektmanagerin, verwaltete Multi-millionen Dollar Budgets und engagierte sich als Teil ihrer Position oder als Repräsentantin der Personalabteilung in den Bereichen Compliance, KPIs, Kontingenz, Notfallplanung, Audits, Changemanagement, Diversity & Inclusion, uvm. Neben ihrer Karriere im Projektbereich setzte sich Shulamit in diversen Übersetzungsprojekten ein und verhalf Menschen im DACH-Raum zu Lebensläufen, die dem amerikanisch-kanadischen entsprechen. Heute ist Shulamit selbständig und unterstützt Führungskräfte dabei, ihre Unternehmen und Teams mit klugen Entscheidungen, Menschlichkeit und Transparenz in die Zukunft zu führen. Internetressourcen und Programme Miro, Clickup, Google Keep Buchempfehlungen Wertvolle Tipps: In Kanada habe ich den Wert einer soliden Ausbildung zu schätzen gelernt. Gleichzeitig haben mir die Kanadier die Erkenntnis geschenkt, dass Fähigkeiten erlernbar sind, die Haltung einer Person aber oft nicht so einfach geändert werden. Erfolgreiches Recruiting geht also nicht nur nach dem besten Abschluss, sondern auch nach dem besten Team-Fit. Kontakt zu Shulamit Martens: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shulamit-m/ Webseite www.yonitconsulting.com Dieser Berufspodcast richtet sich vor allem an Fach- und Führungskräfte und nicht nur, wenn sie auf Jobsuche sind. Wenn du an Karrierechancen interessiert bist, dann erhältst du für deine Stellensuche viele wertvolle Tipps von erfahrenen Experten. In Interviews kommen erfolgreiche Menschen mit Topjobs zu Wort. Was begeistert sie besonders bei ihrer Aufgabe? Wie haben sie ihre Führungsposition gefunden? Welche Aus- und Weiterbildungen waren für sie relevant? Erfahrene HR Profis informieren dich hier über die sich verändernden Anforderungen im Arbeitsmarkt. Damit bist du immer einen Schritt voraus und der Gestalter deiner erfolgreichen Karriere. CEO's und Geschäftsführer schildern ihren Weg an die Spitze, damit du von den Besten lernen kannst. Sie geben dir viele wertvolle Tipps für deine berufliche Karriere. Weiters sind immer wieder interessante und auch bekannte Redner, Coaches und Trainer dabei. Lass dich auch von ihnen inspirieren und gestalte deine Karriere möglichst erfolgreich. Mein Name ist Christoph Stelzhammer, Inhaber der C. Stelzhammer GmbH veredelt vermitteln und des Berufszentrum.ch. Mitarbeitende zu Höchstleistungen zu bringen und in die richtigen Teams zu integrieren, gehört zu meinen Leidenschaften. Menschen erfolgreich machen und sie dabei zu unterstützen, auf ihrem beruflichen Lebensweg sich selbst sein zu können. Nimm dein Leben in die eigene Hand, folge deiner Bestimmung und lebe deine Talente. Als Fach- und Führungskraft stets authentisch aufzutreten und sich und andere erfolgreich machen. Dafür brenne ich und dieser Podcast ist auch Ausdruck meines persönlichen Lebenszwecks.

MY TALK
1st Amendment Audits: Who Are You With?

MY TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 11:38


Most 1st Amendment Auditor videos have the same questions. Here's a classic. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/c-sincere/support

Dynasty Bros FF
Dynasty Bros Roster Audits ( Will Jonathan Taylor bounce back to help Dot Beat out Vic?? )

Dynasty Bros FF

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 59:40


Episode 136 | The bros give the lay of the land of their Dynasty Bro league squads.. Join the Dynasty Bros Discord for free fantasy advice real time! https://discord.gg/G9bEDsV9 Be sure to join our Facebook community Dynasty Bros FF Podcast & Twitter to watch weekly live episodes. Hit us up with questions, topics, & scouting reports at questions@dynastybrosff.com. We can be found on all social media and streaming sites at https://linktr.ee/dynastybrosff Dynasty Bros merch is available! https://veridianglobal.com/collection... Remember to always dominate your leagues Dynasty Bro Style! #nfl #fantasyfootball #dynastyfootball #dfs#wethebros #thebros #fantasyfootballadvice #dfs #dynastybrodot #podcast #podcasting #podcastersofinstagram #podcasts #spotify #podcastlife #podcaster #music #youtube #radio #comedy #hiphop #applepodcasts #love #podcasters #podcastshow #itunes #spotifypodcast #newpodcast #interview #entrepreneur #motivation #applepodcast #s #radioshow #art #dj #newepisode #covid #rap

Veteran Oversight Now
Inspector General Interview: 88th Semiannual Report to Congress

Veteran Oversight Now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 29:53


The Semiannual Report to Congress summarizes the VA Office of Inspector General's (OIG) oversight efforts from April 1 through September 30, 2022. For this six-month period, the VA OIG identified more than $1.4 billion in monetary impact for a return on investment of $16 for every dollar spent on oversight—which brings the fiscal year 2022 totals to nearly $4.6 billion in monetary impact for a return on investment of $24 for every dollar spent on oversight. These figures do not include the inestimable value of the healthcare oversight work completed to advance patient safety and quality care. During this six-month period, the Office of Investigations opened 178 cases and closed 213 (most of which were opened in prior periods), with efforts leading to 135 arrests. The OIG hotline received and triaged 18,396 contacts to help identify wrongdoing and address concerns with VA activities. Collectively, the work during this period resulted in 599 administrative sanctions and actions. The Office of Audits and Evaluations (OAE) produced 44 publications, including five VA management advisory memorandums that highlighted concerns requiring VA's prompt attention. Contracting review teams also conducted 47 preaward and postaward contract reviews to help VA obtain fair and reasonable pricing on products and services. OAE reports for the six-month period resulted in 198 recommendations. The Office of Special Reviews (OSR) issued five publications, including three reports in response to allegations of senior VA officials' misconduct, which reflect the VA OIG's commitment to holding VA employees accountable for wrongdoing and promoting the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. OSR also issued two joint publications: a VA management advisory memorandum with OAE regarding concerns with the calculation of patient wait time data, and a report with the Department of Defense (DoD) OIG, focusing on efforts by DoD and VA to achieve electronic health record system interoperability. The Office of Healthcare Inspections (OHI) maintained a strong focus on leadership and organizational risks, suicide risk reduction, quality of care, and patient safety. OHI published 19 healthcare inspection reports; 17 Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program (CHIP) reports, including three CHIP summary reports; four national healthcare reviews; and its first Care in the Community report that examined key clinical and administrative processes associated with providing quality VA and community care.  

The Nonprofit Show
Audit Tips For NPO's With Federal Grants

The Nonprofit Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 27:46


CPA and Manager at Your Part-time Controller, Eric Wilson, describes the key issues and lays out elements of internal controls needed at nonprofits to properly account for and manage federal grants.  An excellent primer for both new and seasoned grant recipients!Watch this episode on video: https://americannonprofitacademy.com/portfolio-items/yptc-audit-federal-grants/This is a recent episode of The Nonprofit Show, the Nation's daily live telecast, where the Nonprofit and Social Impact Community comes together each weekday discussing important topics from money to management to missions.If you lead or work for a nonprofit, social impact or service organization, or are thinking of starting a nonprofit, TheNonprofitShow.com is an excellent resource of current nonprofit information and operating strategies to make your social impact amazing. Each weekday there are new guest experts on the fast-paced 30-minute LIVE show, with topics ranging across nonprofit boards, foundations, grant funding, volunteer managers, donor relations, fundraising experts, NPO marketing, grant writers, philanthropy donors, nonprofit legal and tax professionals, CFRE info, nonprofit donor and crm software, charity tax expertise, virtual galas, charity auctions, online nonprofit charity event programs, social impact strategic planning, fundraising and fund development, fiscal sponsorships, capital campaigns, community impact analysis, donation management, nonprofit jobs, donor advised funds, nonprofit HR, nonprofit classes, training, global NGO organizations, as well as nonprofit sector Thought Leaders.   The American Nonprofit Academy provides our Nation's nonprofit social impact community collective News, Inspirations, and Training.Follow us on the Twitter: @Nonprofit_ShowSend us your ideas for Show Guests or Topics: HelpDesk@AmericanNonprofitAcademy.comVisit us on the web:The Nonprofit Show

Debt-Free Latina
What To Do If You Receive an IRS Audit with Claudia Moncarz

Debt-Free Latina

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 17:57


#060 - On this episode, we have Tax Attorney Claudia Moncarz again on the show.  She provides steps to take if we ever get audited by the IRS.  Connect with Claudia at www.moncarzlaw.com Connect with Mayra at https://DebtFreeLatina.com  Follow Mayra on Instagram at @mayra.alejandra.garcia and @debtfree.latina

The ITAM Review Podcast
Episode 120: Java Audits are coming

The ITAM Review Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 30:21


In this episode of the ITAM Review podcast we discuss Java audits and changes to Oracle's audit strategy with Java licensing expert Silke Henderson-Stuenkel of Matrix42.

Friend of a Friend
Solo Episode: Holding Yourself Accountable, Setting Goals, and Life Audits

Friend of a Friend

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 23:50


For my last solo episode of 2022, I reflect back on the year and answer some of your questions from Instagram. I share the entrepreneurial lessons I've gained recently, like how I hold myself accountable as my own boss or my best advice for fellow leaders, to how I stay inspired and make space for personal growth. I also share some tips on performing an end of year audit (for all those who may not love intentions) and make achievable goals. As always, if you have questions you want to be answered on the show, submit them in the show reviews and I'll answer them live. See you next year!    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.    MilkBar: Obsessed with this place! Get $15 off any order of $80 or more when you go to Milk Bar Store.com/FRIEND K18: The viral hair mask you've seen all over - Bring your hair into the future with K18molecular repair, available now at Sephora.   Produced by Dear Media   This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.

MY TALK
In 1st Amendment Audits Getting The Auditors Name Is Important

MY TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:57


People really really want to know what the 1st Amendment Auditors names are. In every video its people begging for a name. Like if they knew their name it would change everything. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/c-sincere/support

MY TALK
UNTIL 1ST AMENDMENT AUDITS I DIDN'T KNOW PEOPLE WERE SO AFRAID OF CAMERAS

MY TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 18:43


People freak out over cameras. I mean they really freak out. Its cameras everywhere, yet people still freak out. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/c-sincere/support

Drones For Good Podcast: Mirragin Unmanned Systems

In one of the last episodes of 2022, Andrew interviews Tracy Lamb, CEO of Quantum AI. Tracy has had an interesting pathway to the uncrewed industry, beginning in crewed aviation with over 7000 flight hours. Tracy is also an ISO Certified Aviation Safety & Compliance Lead auditor and has conducted over 100 Audits on UAS operations around the world. Building upon her experience as an industry leader, Tracy is the founder and CEO of Quantum AI - a soon-to-be launched company leading the implementation of artificial intelligence in the uncrewed sector. In this episode, Andrew and Tracy discuss where the industry is headed and any challenges and barriers that it faces. Enjoy!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scoop Squad Truth Squad
11/25/2022 - The Scoop Squad, Audits Everywhere - with Adam Knauff, Shari Johnson, Crystal Mersh

Scoop Squad Truth Squad

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 58:04


Audits, audits everywhere! When long-term government mismanagement leads citizens to take action. Guest include Outgoing Charleston city council member Adam Knauff, Shari Johnson of Ridgeview News Online, and Crystal Mersh, founder of the 1982 Foundation and Forensic Accountant.

Futura Germany Podcast
Was bedeuten die Änderungen im IFS?

Futura Germany Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 20:02


Dieses Mal im Gespräch mit Thomas Auer, Auditor bei American Institute of Baking (AIB) über die aktuell neu erschienene IFS 7 Richtlinie. Thomas Auer findet klare Worte und diskutiert die neue Guideline mit Daniel Schröer, von Futura, der als Guideline Consultant bei der IFS 7 Richtlinie mitarbeiten durfte. Dutzende Experten und Verbände arbeiteten seit knapp 3 Jahren am neuen „Standard“ und nun ist er da. Wie auch der AIB, geht der IFS extrem auf IPM ein. Also Prävention, Monitoring sowie physikalische und biologische Alternativen, die in den letzten Jahren noch nicht in der breiten Masse aufgenommen wurden, aber nun gefordert werden. Natürlich geht es auch um eine nachhaltigere Art und Weise Schädlinge zu managen, da typischerweise viele Rodentizide eingesetzt werden innerhalt der „Dauerbeköderung oder Permanent Beköderung“. Der EU Green Deal und führende Kunden und Pest Control Betriebe haben klar kommuniziert: es müssen weniger Rodentizide werden. Der IFS wie auch der AIB fordern dies schon lange, aber nun noch mit mehr Ausdruck und Verbindlichkeit. Der IFS hat alle Daten der vergangenen Audits analysiert und erkannt, dass Prävention sowie nachhaltige Alternativen auch einen guten Effekt bzgl. schneller und nachhaltiger Bekämpfung haben. Zudem wurden IoT (Internet of Things) Lösungen wie Digitale Fallen und Sensoren empfohlen, mit denen IFS, AIB Kunden schon lange arbeiten. Diese Lösungen erlauben die Früherkennung und 24-7 Überwachung – große Vorteile, die Thomas Auer auch schon seit Jahren kennt und zu schätzen weiß. Es ist klar in welche Richtung die Zukunft geht und diese Themen werden im Detail im Podcast besprochen. Zudem gibt es immer mehr Gerüchte im DACH Raum bzgl. neuer Regularien – Thomas und Daniel sprechen diese an und diskutieren potenzielle Szenarien. Hören Sie jetzt rein, sodass auch Sie vorbreitet sind – egal was kommt. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talking Pest Management is a leading worldwide source of pest control news and opinion. It is designed for business leaders and opinion formers around the globe and explores current market situations and also innovative new technologies. Our videos feature interviews with prominent industry figures to bring you market-affecting insights, with the aim of helping people make informed business decisions in our industry and beyond. Subscribe to our channel to stay up-to-date on the latest insights on the pest management industry.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast
165: Empty Nest Success: Life AUDITs, Trusting Yourself & Guest Cindy Muchnick of The Parent Compass

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 24:05


Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Crypto Update | 'A Complete Failure of Corporate Controls': What Investors and Accountants Missed in FTX's Audits (Pt. 2)

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 18:49


With bitcoin regaining $16K after dipping to a two-year low earlier in the week, plus a deeper look at the troubled transactions inside FTX, CoinDesk's “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here.Featured Story: 'A Complete Failure of Corporate Controls': What Investors and Accountants Missed in FTX's Audits (Pt. 2)-This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with original music by Doc Blust & Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Crypto Update | 'A Complete Failure of Corporate Controls': What Investors and Accountants Missed in FTX's Audits (Pt. 1)

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 16:50


With bitcoin falling to a fresh two-year low as crypto traders speculate over the future of Genesis Global, plus a look at some warning signs we missed from FTX's collapse, CoinDesk's “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here.Featured Story: 'A Complete Failure of Corporate Controls': What Investors and Accountants Missed in FTX's Audits (Pt. 1)-This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with original music by Doc Blust & Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Fifth year of DoD financial audits shows little progress toward clean opinion

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 20:34


The Defense Department closed out its fifth year of full-scale financial audits with a failing grade — a result that's not surprising in and of itself, considering that officials have previously predicted that getting a clean opinion would take a decade or more from the time the audits started.

But Who's Counting?
Did Your Business Receive COVID-19 Relief Funding? Beware Upcoming Audits

But Who's Counting?

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 33:10


It's been almost three years since the COVID-19 pandemic first began and the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act programs are nearing the end of their lifecycles, so what's next? But Who's Counting? host David E. Hartley chatted with returning guest Anders Director + Strategic Growth Paul C. Rhea about which programs are still available to qualifying businesses along with the following points of interest: What's next for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds, Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERTC) and Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Which CARES Act programs have ended and what is still available How long the SBA will be investigating suspicions of criminal or fraudulent activity for PPP loans IRS audits are coming for ERTC Only about 22% of ERTC-eligible businesses have actually applied for the tax credits Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing on Spotify, Pandora or Apple Podcasts and let us know what you think by rating and reviewing. Keep up with more Anders insights by visiting our website and following us on social media: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter

Utah House of Representatives Podcast

Earlier today, the legislative audit subcommittee met to discuss the findings of three recently completed independent audit reports surrounding the organization, structure, and effectiveness of Utah's public safety entities. They had a specific emphasis on the adult probation and parole program as well as the board or pardons and parole. This week, Legislative Auditor General Kade Minchey and his team join us to discuss these reports further.

The Beer Mighty Things Podcast
# 162 - On Making Insurance Audits Easy with The Beer Accountant

The Beer Mighty Things Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 52:31


Let's face it - The word "audit" seems scary and also seems like a lot of work. Well, "The Beer Accountant" Pat McDonald and myself are here to help you navigate this insurance request quickly & without a headache. We talk about what audits are, what they're not, and how to get the info quickly from your accountant to satisfy the audit. This is helpful, thanks for tuning in. Connect with Pat at info@beeraccountant.com @beer_accountant_cpa and beeraccountant.com

Ethically Speaking
Ep. 64: PEEC's 4Q meeting debrief: NOCLAR, private equity in firms, compliance audits and more

Ethically Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 15:54


We love it when you're able to join us for meetings... but when you can't, we're happy to give you the highlights. Listen as AICPA Professional Ethics Division staff fill you in on all the projects the Professional Ethics Executive Committee is working on. (00:55) Upcoming meetings (01:35) Compliance audits             (03:10) Convergence on the fees with IESBA (International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants) (04:15) Convergence on engagement quality reviewer with IESBA (04:50) Simultaneous employment (05:35) NOCLAR (noncompliance with laws and regulations) (06:25) ISS (information systems services) (07:25) Solicitation or exposure of questions and answers in self-exams (08:30) DOL independence rules update (08:55) Assisting clients with implementing accounting standards (09:25) Online Ethics Library update (09:55) IESBA update (12:10) Update on Statements on Standards for Tax Services (13:55) Private equity firms and alternative practice structures Resources mentioned Agenda for the November meeting PEEC projects page Online Ethics library Register to attend upcoming meetings for free CPE  

China Manufacturing Decoded
Factory Audits = Better Suppliers = Better Quality Products. Real Data Analysis! (Feat. Prof. Neale O'Connor FCPA)

China Manufacturing Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 40:13


In this episode... Sofeast's CEO Renaud has an interesting guest on this episode: Prof. Neale O'Connor who is a China business and accounting expert and international keynote speaker! Neale examined lots of Sofeast factory audit, product inspection, and manufacturing project data to determine the relationship between factory audits and good-quality products. He also checked thousands of complaints about Asia-wide suppliers from Global Sources data to work out if there were actions that importers could take to mitigate the chances of being scammed. In this episode, you'll hear some very insightful results from his research that can help you source and work with better suppliers, reduce your risks, and avoid scammers!   Show Sections 00:00 - Greetings, introducing the topic, and our guest, Neale. 02:10 - Why Neale examined hundreds of our factory audits performed pre-covid to find the main patterns. 06:05 -Why product inspections/audits are different? 08:47 - What is the data saying about the incidents of pass/fail/hold aspects in product inspections? 14:11 - What did the data tell us about factory audits? 19:21 - How to reduce the number of factory audits you need to do if you only plan to work with one supplier? 21:23 - What does the data tell us about complex products? 23:47 - The takeaway from the Sofeast data analysis. 24:48 - Four key ways to avoid being scammed by Asian suppliers. 35:14 - Summary and wrapping up.   Related content... Listen to this 9-episode mini-series where we teach you how to source safely from China and develop the suppliers you've found for even better results once you start working together. Click here to listen

Synapsen. Ein Wissenschaftspodcast von NDR Info
(65) Diagnose: Rassismus - Diskriminiert in der Medizin

Synapsen. Ein Wissenschaftspodcast von NDR Info

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 67:37


Wie sieht Hautkrebs auf der Haut von People of Colour aus? Wie Gelbsucht und wie ein Zeckenbiss? Ein Medizinstudent hat zu diesen Fragen eine Sammlung mit Beispielen erstellt - denn bisher kommen solche Informationen nur selten vor im Medizinstudium. Wissenschaftsjournalistin Yasmin Appelhans ist der Frage nachgegangen, wie rassistisch unser Gesundheitssystem ist. Im Gespräch mit Host Lucie Kluth spricht sie zum Beispiel über alte Vorurteile, die auch heute offenbar noch immer zu "Diagnosen" wie "Morbus Bosporus" oder dem "Mamma-Mia-Syndrom" werden. Und auch in der Forschung muss sich einiges verändern, damit das Gesundheitssystem nicht mehr diskriminierend ist und damit nicht weiterhin der weiße Mann im Fokus sämtlicher Untersuchungen bleibt- denn es kommt immer wieder vor, dass zum Beispiel Menschen mit Migrationsgeschichte teilweise gar nicht oder zu spät behandelt werden. Inwiefern beeinflusst also die Herkunft die Gesundheit? DIE HINTERGRUNDINFORMATIONEN • Website von Black in Medicine Deutschland mit Zitaten, was Schwarzsein in der Medizin bedeutet: Black in Medicine - Netzwerk Schwarze Mediziner*innen. Black in Medicine Deutschland. https://blackinmedicine.de/ [Aufgerufen am 26. September 2022]. • Bericht zum Afrozensus 2020 mit Angaben zu Diskriminierung im Gesundheitssystem: Aikins MA, Bremberger T, Aikins JK, Gyamerah D, Yıldırım-Caliman D. Afrozensus 2020 - Der Report https://afrozensus.de/reports/2020/ [Aufgerufen am 10. November 2022]. • Bericht zu institutionellem Rassismus in Behörden in Deutschland: Graevskaia A, Rumpel A, Menke K. Institutioneller Rassismus in Behörden - Rassistische Wissensbestände in Polizei, Gesundheitsversorgung und Arbeitsverwaltung. https://ec.europa.eu/migrant-integration/library-document/institutioneller-rassismus-behoerden-rassistische-wissensbestaende-polizei_de [Aufgerufen am 6. Oktober 2022]. • Studie zu Fehlvorstellungen Medizinstudierender in den USA bezüglich Schmerzempfinden zwischen Schwarzen und weißen Menschen: Hoffman KM, Trawalter S, Axt JR, Oliver MN. Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016;113(16): 4296–4301. https://doi.org/10.1073/PNAS.1516047113/SUPPL_FILE/PNAS.201516047SI.PDF. • Höhere Sterblichkeit von werdenden Müttern bestimmter „races“ in den USA: Hoyert DL. Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2020. 2022 Feb [Accessed 9th October 2022]. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/maternal-mortality/2020/maternal-mortality-rates-2020.htm [Aufgerufen am 9. Oktober 2022) • Bericht zu Sterblichkeit von Müttern im vereinigten Königreich: MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK. https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk [Aufgerufen am 9. Oktober 2022]. • Richtlinien zur Transplantationsmedizin: Transplantationsmedizin. Bundesärztekammer. https://www.bundesaerztekammer.de/baek/ueber-uns/richtlinien-leitlinien-empfehlungen-und-stellungnahmen/transplantationsmedizin [Aufgerufen am 12. OKtober 2022]. • Kulturelle Missverständnisse in der Gesundheitskommunikation: Yildirim-Fahlbusch Y. Türkische Migranten: Kulturelle Missverständnisse. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2003; https://www.aerzteblatt.de/archiv/36687/Tuerkische-Migranten-Kulturelle-Missverstaendnisse • Schmerzbescheibungen von nigerianischen Patient*innen: Ebigbo PO. A cross sectional study of somatic complaints of Nigerian females using the Enugu Somatization Scale. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 1986;10(2): 167–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00156582. • Verzerrter BMI bei grönländischen Inuit: Andersen S, Fleischer Rex K, Noahsen P, Sørensen HCF, Mulvad G, Laurberg P. Raised BMI cut-off for overweight in Greenland Inuit--a review. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2013;72. https://doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21086. • BMI von Menschen verschiedener „races“: Heymsfield SB, Peterson CM, Thomas DM, Heo M, Schuna JM. Why are there race/ethnic differences in adult body mass index–adiposity relationships? A quantitative critical review. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2016;17(3): 262–275. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12358. • Mehr Bauchfett bei Menschen bestimmter “races”: Carroll JF, Chiapa AL, Rodriquez M, Phelps DR, Cardarelli KM, Vishwanatha JK, et al. Visceral Fat, Waist Circumference, and BMI: Impact of Race/ethnicity. Obesity. 2008;16(3): 600–607. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2007.92. • Fernsehbeitrag der NDR Visite zum Thema Diskriminierung von People of Colour in der Medizin: Diskriminierung von People of Colour in der Medizin. NDR Visite. NDR; 2022. https://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/gesundheit/Diskriminierung-von-People-of-Colour-in-der-Medizin,diskriminierung158.html [Aufgerufen am 11. Oktober 2022]. • Handbuch zum Thema Krankheitssymptome auf starker pigmentierter Haut: Mukwende M, Tamona P, Turner M. Mind the gap : a handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin. St. Georges, University of London; 2020. https://wellcomecollection.org/works/ndx5vuhy [Aufgerufen am 3. Oktober 2022]. • Gelbsucht wird bei stärker pigmentierten Neugeborenen später diagnostiziert: Golden WC. The African-American neonate at risk for extreme hyperbilirubinemia: a better management strategy is needed. Journal of Perinatology. 2017;37(4): 321–322. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2017.1. • Borelliose sieht auf starker pigmentierter Haut unauffällig aus: Nolen L. How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull's-eye. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;382(26): 2489–2491. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1915891. • Medizinische Berufe Tabu für Sinti*ze: Schnack D. Arztberuf bleibt für Sinti tabu. Schleswig-Holsteinisches Ärzteblatt. 2022; https://www.aeksh.de/aktuelles/arztberuf-bleibt-fuer-sinti-tabu • Pulsoximeter (Sauerstoffmessgeräte) funktionieren nicht gut auf stark pigmentierter Haut und führen zu späterer Behandlung in Coronapandemie: Fawzy A, Wu TD, Wang K, Robinson ML, Farha J, Bradke A, et al. Racial and Ethnic Discrepancy in Pulse Oximetry and Delayed Identification of Treatment Eligibility Among Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2022;182(7): 730–738. https://doi.org/10.1001/JAMAINTERNMED.2022.1906. • Werte für Nierenfunktion sollten nicht mehr angepasst werden: Williams WW, Hogan JW, Ingelfinger JR. Time to Eliminate Health Care Disparities in the Estimation of Kidney Function. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;385(19): 1804–1806. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe2114918.

NDR Info - Logo - Das Wissenschaftsmagazin
(65) Diagnose: Rassismus - Diskriminiert in der Medizin

NDR Info - Logo - Das Wissenschaftsmagazin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 67:37


Wie sieht Hautkrebs auf der Haut von People of Colour aus? Wie Gelbsucht und wie ein Zeckenbiss? Ein Medizinstudent hat zu diesen Fragen eine Sammlung mit Beispielen erstellt - denn bisher kommen solche Informationen nur selten vor im Medizinstudium. Wissenschaftsjournalistin Yasmin Appelhans ist der Frage nachgegangen, wie rassistisch unser Gesundheitssystem ist. Im Gespräch mit Host Lucie Kluth spricht sie zum Beispiel über alte Vorurteile, die auch heute offenbar noch immer zu "Diagnosen" wie "Morbus Bosporus" oder dem "Mamma-Mia-Syndrom" werden. Und auch in der Forschung muss sich einiges verändern, damit das Gesundheitssystem nicht mehr diskriminierend ist und damit nicht weiterhin der weiße Mann im Fokus sämtlicher Untersuchungen bleibt- denn es kommt immer wieder vor, dass zum Beispiel Menschen mit Migrationsgeschichte teilweise gar nicht oder zu spät behandelt werden. Inwiefern beeinflusst also die Herkunft die Gesundheit? DIE HINTERGRUNDINFORMATIONEN • Website von Black in Medicine Deutschland mit Zitaten, was Schwarzsein in der Medizin bedeutet: Black in Medicine - Netzwerk Schwarze Mediziner*innen. Black in Medicine Deutschland. https://blackinmedicine.de/ [Aufgerufen am 26. September 2022]. • Bericht zum Afrozensus 2020 mit Angaben zu Diskriminierung im Gesundheitssystem: Aikins MA, Bremberger T, Aikins JK, Gyamerah D, Yıldırım-Caliman D. Afrozensus 2020 - Der Report https://afrozensus.de/reports/2020/ [Aufgerufen am 10. November 2022]. • Bericht zu institutionellem Rassismus in Behörden in Deutschland: Graevskaia A, Rumpel A, Menke K. Institutioneller Rassismus in Behörden - Rassistische Wissensbestände in Polizei, Gesundheitsversorgung und Arbeitsverwaltung. https://ec.europa.eu/migrant-integration/library-document/institutioneller-rassismus-behoerden-rassistische-wissensbestaende-polizei_de [Aufgerufen am 6. Oktober 2022]. • Studie zu Fehlvorstellungen Medizinstudierender in den USA bezüglich Schmerzempfinden zwischen Schwarzen und weißen Menschen: Hoffman KM, Trawalter S, Axt JR, Oliver MN. Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016;113(16): 4296–4301. https://doi.org/10.1073/PNAS.1516047113/SUPPL_FILE/PNAS.201516047SI.PDF. • Höhere Sterblichkeit von werdenden Müttern bestimmter „races“ in den USA: Hoyert DL. Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2020. 2022 Feb [Accessed 9th October 2022]. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/maternal-mortality/2020/maternal-mortality-rates-2020.htm [Aufgerufen am 9. Oktober 2022) • Bericht zu Sterblichkeit von Müttern im vereinigten Königreich: MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK. https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk [Aufgerufen am 9. Oktober 2022]. • Richtlinien zur Transplantationsmedizin: Transplantationsmedizin. Bundesärztekammer. https://www.bundesaerztekammer.de/baek/ueber-uns/richtlinien-leitlinien-empfehlungen-und-stellungnahmen/transplantationsmedizin [Aufgerufen am 12. OKtober 2022]. • Kulturelle Missverständnisse in der Gesundheitskommunikation: Yildirim-Fahlbusch Y. Türkische Migranten: Kulturelle Missverständnisse. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2003; https://www.aerzteblatt.de/archiv/36687/Tuerkische-Migranten-Kulturelle-Missverstaendnisse • Schmerzbescheibungen von nigerianischen Patient*innen: Ebigbo PO. A cross sectional study of somatic complaints of Nigerian females using the Enugu Somatization Scale. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 1986;10(2): 167–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00156582. • Verzerrter BMI bei grönländischen Inuit: Andersen S, Fleischer Rex K, Noahsen P, Sørensen HCF, Mulvad G, Laurberg P. Raised BMI cut-off for overweight in Greenland Inuit--a review. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2013;72. https://doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21086. • BMI von Menschen verschiedener „races“: Heymsfield SB, Peterson CM, Thomas DM, Heo M, Schuna JM. Why are there race/ethnic differences in adult body mass index–adiposity relationships? A quantitative critical review. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2016;17(3): 262–275. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12358. • Mehr Bauchfett bei Menschen bestimmter “races”: Carroll JF, Chiapa AL, Rodriquez M, Phelps DR, Cardarelli KM, Vishwanatha JK, et al. Visceral Fat, Waist Circumference, and BMI: Impact of Race/ethnicity. Obesity. 2008;16(3): 600–607. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2007.92. • Fernsehbeitrag der NDR Visite zum Thema Diskriminierung von People of Colour in der Medizin: Diskriminierung von People of Colour in der Medizin. NDR Visite. NDR; 2022. https://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/gesundheit/Diskriminierung-von-People-of-Colour-in-der-Medizin,diskriminierung158.html [Aufgerufen am 11. Oktober 2022]. • Handbuch zum Thema Krankheitssymptome auf starker pigmentierter Haut: Mukwende M, Tamona P, Turner M. Mind the gap : a handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin. St. Georges, University of London; 2020. https://wellcomecollection.org/works/ndx5vuhy [Aufgerufen am 3. Oktober 2022]. • Gelbsucht wird bei stärker pigmentierten Neugeborenen später diagnostiziert: Golden WC. The African-American neonate at risk for extreme hyperbilirubinemia: a better management strategy is needed. Journal of Perinatology. 2017;37(4): 321–322. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2017.1. • Borelliose sieht auf starker pigmentierter Haut unauffällig aus: Nolen L. How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull's-eye. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;382(26): 2489–2491. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1915891. • Medizinische Berufe Tabu für Sinti*ze: Schnack D. Arztberuf bleibt für Sinti tabu. Schleswig-Holsteinisches Ärzteblatt. 2022; https://www.aeksh.de/aktuelles/arztberuf-bleibt-fuer-sinti-tabu • Pulsoximeter (Sauerstoffmessgeräte) funktionieren nicht gut auf stark pigmentierter Haut und führen zu späterer Behandlung in Coronapandemie: Fawzy A, Wu TD, Wang K, Robinson ML, Farha J, Bradke A, et al. Racial and Ethnic Discrepancy in Pulse Oximetry and Delayed Identification of Treatment Eligibility Among Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2022;182(7): 730–738. https://doi.org/10.1001/JAMAINTERNMED.2022.1906. • Werte für Nierenfunktion sollten nicht mehr angepasst werden: Williams WW, Hogan JW, Ingelfinger JR. Time to Eliminate Health Care Disparities in the Estimation of Kidney Function. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;385(19): 1804–1806. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe2114918.

ISACA Podcast
Auditee Buy-In—A Key Component of Effective Audits

ISACA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 20:05


As you plan and execute your audit, do you take time to invest in the stakeholder relationship? This can be an often-overlooked element but essential in an effective audit. Tune into this ISACA Podcast as Steve Jackson, IT Audit Manager at Airbnb, chats with ISACA's Robin Lyons about ways to gain auditee buy-in and have a successful and effective audit. To read Steve's full-length article, “Auditee Buy-In—A Key Component of Effective Audits,” visit www.isaca.org/auditee-buy-in To watch the ISACA Video Podcast of this episode, visit, https://youtu.be/nWFcXC24ueA.  For more ISACA Podcasts, please visit: www.isaca.org/podcasts or visit ISACA YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/IsacaHq.  

Tallest Tree Digital Podcast
How we do SEO audits

Tallest Tree Digital Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 74:21


In this episode Cord & Einar discuss the ever-evolving Tallest Tree approach to SEO audits.Here's the outline Cord & Einar used on the show:ToolsSitebulb: run both an HTML-only and JavaScript crawlAhrefs CrawlerAhrefs Site ExplorerAhrefs Chrome extensionGoogle Search ConsoleChrome Inspector w/LighthouseGoogle's Robots TesterInspect URL in GSCSchema ValidatorMerkle's https://technicalseo.com/tools/The Wayback MachineFirst lookExplore the site by hand, view source on whatever the half dozen most-used templates seem to beTurn off JavaScript using Chrome extension and review the site againExplore the backend and get some counts on posts, categories, authors, etc.Look at plugins/modulesReview Sitebult/Ahrefs crawl resultsReview Google Search ConsoleThe goal of the first look is form a basic hypothesis about how technical SEO and site structure can be improved. Take screenshots and start making slides right away.ChecklistReview 192 items in 35 categoriesReportingHow a search engine worksCrawlingIndexingRankingE-A-TMeasurementRank TrackingGTM & GA4 for Traffic  & ConversionsLink GrowthGoogle News

HW Podcasts
How to turn quality control and audits into a profit center with QC Ally

HW Podcasts

Play Episode Play 24 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 38:29


Today's episode focuses on the entrepreneurial side of loan quality, quality control and audit services. We welcome to the show some of the leadership behind QC Ally,  formerly known as Inco-Check, including Nicole Booth, the Chief Marketing Officer, Donna Gibson, the Chief Operating Officer & President, and Mike Detwiler, a partner at QC Ally. Clayton talks to the group about Inco-Check's recent acquisition and the subsequent rebrand to QC Ally, some of the different growth drivers that they're currently seeing — including M&As — as well as what's next for QC Ally and how they intend to shake up and innovate in the quality control ecosystem. We hope the episode shines some light onto some of the important topics that might make you change your view on QC and audit as not a cost center but potentially more of a revenue center for your mortgage banking businesses.Enjoy the episode!The Housing News podcast explores the most important topics happening in mortgage, real estate, and fintech. Each week a new mortgage or real estate executive joins the show to add perspective to the top stories crossing HousingWire's news desk. Hosted by Clayton Collins and produced by the HW Media team.

Brief Encounters
What Entertainment Lawyers Need to Know About Royalty Audits

Brief Encounters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 26:35


Audit provisions are very standard in royalty agreements. In this podcast, entertainment attorney Kirk Schroder of Schroder Brooks Law Firm discusses the basics of royalty audits with Ilan Haimoff, a partner in the Hollywood based public accounting firm of GHJ Advisors. Ilan is an expert in Royalty Licensing and Forensics and is an Entertainment and Media Niche Leader. In this podcast, Kirk and Ilan discuss what is involved with royalty audits, what are industry customs, when a client should undertake a royalty audit and what to expect in the audit process and other important information on this topic. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations. Thank You to Our Sponsor! LawPay: Time is limited, but your success doesn't have to be. At LawPay, we are committed to helping you succeed while making the most of your valuable time. Try our simple secure online payment solution today, and you'll pay no monthly fee for a whole year! Learn more at lawpay.com/dcbar.

Semaphore Uncut
Ken Kantzer on Secure Development With Code Audits

Semaphore Uncut

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 20:05


With so much sensitive data going on through software applications, software products need to be robust enough to protect its users from malicious actors. VP of Engineering Ken Kantzer believes successful code audits combine the efforts of management, software engineers, and cybersecurity to create a safer web environment. In this episode, Ken shares with us how code audits are a way of judging the integrity of code and determining if it is built in a way that would secure its users' data.Listen to the full episode or read the transcript at https://semaphoreci.com/blog/ken-kantzer-code-auditsLike this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review on the podcast player of your choice and share it with your friends.

Nursing: Sound Reports
Audits: Have you done your continuing education?

Nursing: Sound Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 10:10


Jayme Hildreth, Associate Director of Licensing with the Iowa Board of Nursing, joins the podcast to walk us through the steps of a continuing education audit.  Host: Anne Ryan ******************** Resources: IBON website- https://nursing.iowa.gov/continuing-education/continuing-ed-licensees/ce-basic-requirements IA Code 272C- https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/272C.pdf 655-Chapter 5.2 Continuing Education https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/rule/02-12-2020.655.5.2.pdf

CISO Tradecraft
#102 - Mentorship, Sponsorship, and A Message to Garcia

CISO Tradecraft

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 38:47


Hello, and welcome to another episode of CISO Tradecraft -- the podcast that provides you with the information, knowledge, and wisdom to be a more effective cybersecurity leader.  My name is G. Mark Hardy, and today's episode is about how to better mentor your people (and in doing so, improve yourself as well.)  Mentoring is an important part of being a leader, and I would venture that most listeners have achieved their current level of success with the insights of a mentor, along with a lot of hard work.  Today we're going to give you a template for creating a personal development plan you can use with your team.  I also want to introduce you to a booklet that I keep on my desk.  It was written in 1899.  Do you have any idea what it might be?  Well, keep listening and you'll find out, and you may end up getting yourself a copy of your own. Let's take a moment to hear from today's sponsor Obsidian Security. Career success rarely happens independently -- it usually involves multiple milestones, promotions, and sometimes moves.  But success shouldn't be a secret.  As Tony Robbins said, "success leaves clues."  One of the best ways to achieve personal or professional success, or indeed help others do the same, is through mentoring and sponsorship.  But the right person rarely shows up at our doorstep offering us the key to the future -- we have to go out and make that relationship happen.  Today we're going to talk about mentors, protégés, sponsors, and that little booklet that has a repeatable secret for success. Definitions Let's start with what is a mentor - the dictionary definition is "an experienced and trusted adviser."  My definition is it's a person with more experience and WISDOM who is willing to provide guidance to someone else -- a protégé.  Notice I didn't say anything about careers -- you can have a spiritual mentor, an academic mentor, and if you're a new grandparent you want to pass along some tips to help raise your grandkids.  You may also hear the term "mentee" instead of protégé -- I see that used from time to time, but it makes me think of those big slow sea creatures that keep getting run over by speedboats. Mentor Let's talk about the who, what, when, why, and how of being a mentor.  The WHO part is someone with experience and wisdom willing to share insights.  Insights about WHAT, at least as far as we're concerned today, is usually career-related -- what jobs or assignments may be best, what personal characteristics are important, whom should you meet and why. The WHEN portion of mentoring is usually a condition of the type of relationship.  A traditional one-on-one mentor relationship may be established formally or informally.  We established a program at work where those willing to offer advice could volunteer as a mentor and those seeking advice could request the assistance of a mentor.  I was asked by our most senior technical security expert if I would serve as his mentor -- an assignment which I was pleased to accept, and we held mentoring sessions quarterly.  Of course, we worked together more frequently than that, but those sessions were specifically about what he could learn from me as a mentor, and what I could do to structure his experiences to help with his personal and career growth.  [Irish whiskey story] The WHY can be either because there is a mentorship program at your organization (and if there isn't one, do your homework and consider proposing one) or because someone reached out and requested assistance.  Mentoring is not like doing the dishes where anyone can do a competent job.  It requires empathy, communication skills, wisdom, and time commitment.  I'm at the point in my life and career where I actively try to help others who are not as old as I am.  Many times, that's appreciated, but some people seem to prefer to make all of their own mistakes and resist the effort.  Oh, well.  As my Latin teacher used to say, "suum quique" -- to each their own. Finally, the HOW.  Mentors should prioritize their sessions by preparing in advance and setting aside time without interruptions.  Establish an agenda based upon specific requirements -- not just what the protégé wants but what the mentor believes he needs.  Martina Bretous published an article on HubSpot where she points out ten ways to be an amazing mentor: Understand what you want out of the relationship. Set expectations together in the very beginning. Take a genuine interest in your mentee as a person. Build trust. Know when to give advice. Don't assume anything about your mentee – ask. Share your journey. Celebrate their achievements. Seek out resources to help your mentee grow. Be sure you have the bandwidth. In summary, if you want to be a mentor and seek out the right people in whom to invest your time, here's a short checklist.  Look for protégés with a strong work ethic -- people who have built a reputation of delivering on time on budget.  Select only those people of the proper character -- you don't want to be teaching a sociopath how to take over the organization.  And you'll find you work better with others who share similar values.  If you value hard work, honesty, humility, and perseverance, look for those characteristics, or at least the potential to develop those characteristics, in your potential mentee.  We all know how hard it is to change ourselves.  Think about how much harder it is to change someone else.  In the end, you're just showing the way and it's up to the other person to take the appropriate actions, but you want to build a winning record of successful mentorships -- it doesn't help your own career if you're viewed as the incubator of failure. Protege As listeners of this show, you are likely in a position to be a mentor.  But that doesn't mean you can't benefit from having a mentor yourself.  Let's look at the who, what, when, why, and how of being a protégé.  The WHO is someone who can gain insight from a relationship with someone farther along in a given path.  Mentees may be assigned a mentor relationship, or they may seek out that relationship on their own.  Both are valid paths, and even if a formal program exists it's often up to the mentee to select from available mentors.  It doesn't always work the other way around [Navy mentor story.] The WHAT is the reason for participating in this type of relationship.  Usually, it's to gain insight into career and professional goals, but as I mentioned earlier, it can be about most anything where you could learn from someone who's not in the role of a teacher or supervisor. WHEN should you seek the advice of a mentor?  Well, there's probably never a time NOT to seek advice, but if you're heads-down in a long project that you enjoy or find yourself in a position where you're content and soon winding down your career, then I suppose you're fine going it alone.  Otherwise, after you've been in a position for a year or so and you've figured out your current role and how you fit in, that might be a suitable time to start looking for a mentor. I think the WHY is obvious, but let's address it.  No one knows everything, but someone usually knows what you need.  Seeking a mentor is a rational way of gaining insights that can help move your career along. And HOW do you become a protégé?  You need to a-s-k to g-e-t.  Potential mentors are usually busy people -- they don't go looking for more things to add to an already overwhelming calendar.  That said, the saying "if you want something done, give it to a busy person" is often true, because busy people are in the business of making things happen.  If your organization offers a mentorship program, jump at the opportunity.  Just make sure that the person with whom you are paired has the time, the expertise, and the interest to help you in your career. When searching for a mentor, remember that you should have a clear goal in mind.  "Hey, I need a mentor" isn't very specific, and the Mr. Rodger's "won't you be my mentor?" isn't very compelling.  Rather, start with a specific objective.  For example, it could be, "how do I become fully qualified to become a first-line manager?" or "what does this organization look for when selecting a C-level executive?"  Once you have your goal, you can start your search, but remember that you need to stay professional.  You're not seeking a drinking buddy -- a mentor rarely is a peer (although technically I have heard of peer-to-peer mentoring, but that runs the risk of the parable of the two blind men who both fall into a ditch.)  You want someone with relevant knowledge and experience.  And ideally first develop a working relationship before you pop the question.  A busy mentor will feel more comfortable working with a known quantity than being left to wonder if this person represents a reputational risk. Let's turn our conversation now to sponsors. Sponsors Executive coach May Busch recommends forming a career board of directors to advance your career.  She points out that you need both mentors and sponsors -- sponsors are those in your organization with sufficient clout to put you into key assignments and can advocate behind closed doors for your career advancement.  Wow -- sounds great; where do I sign up?  The issue is that you typically can't recruit sponsors; they come looking for you.  Like a mentee, a "sponsee" represents potential risk to sponsors -- they are putting their own credibility with peers on the line by advocating for you.  If you crash and burn, you both lose. Like any sales effort, you shouldn't put all of your eggs in a single basket, so if you want to identify a potential sponsor, look for a couple of candidates.  Now, where you work there may be exactly one person who controls the vertical and the horizontal, but in most matrixed organizations, there is a range of opportunities to find advocacy.  Find out who is senior enough to influence the decisions that can affect your career and also whether they are "in on things" to ensure that recommendations move you in the right direction.  There are people who continue to serve past their key roles -- often called "emeritus" as an honorary title, but they probably aren't keeping up with the details.  Look for someone who is still actively "in the game."  And, like finding a mentor, you must identify a natural link between their business interests and your interests.  Now, the intersection of all these criteria might yield exactly zero people, and if so, it's up to you to figure out your own way forward.  But if you do identify potential sponsors, you need to attract their attention.  But how? Your potential sponsors need to see you in action.  Find ways to deliver executive presentations where they are present or participate in working groups and let the quality of your work differentiate you from peers.  Circulate innovative ideas that represent a step forward for your organization.  The result of these efforts should be to get you noticed.  Note also that you can do this for members of your team.  You may want to sponsor them for bigger and better things but don't have the organizational capital to make it happen on your own initiative.  By placing your best people in front of these more powerful decision-makers, you can facilitate their sponsorship when one of them decides this person should be going places. Now, it's not just about performance.  During COVID, most of us got comfortable working in bunny slippers from home, but that's not going to differentiate you to a potential sponsor.  If you want to convince executives that you're C-level material, then you need to consistently look the part.  Check your appearance.  Do you look like the other executives in your organization?  I spent 30 years in the military, so part of that "look" was proper grooming, a pressed neat uniform, and being physically fit.  I remember my last semiannual physical fitness test -- I scored 295 out of 300 points and the young Sailor taking scores remarked, "not bad for an old man."  But looking the part is important if you are going to be present yourself as a leader.  [story at CNL -- overweight memorandum.]  Now, I suppose if you work in a dot com startup and the founders all wear t-shirts and jeans every day, then wearing a three-piece suit is not going to help.  But find a way to align with the organization's senior leadership culture so that you don't look like an outsider, which translates into risk. Make sure your office space isn't full of junk and clutter and your home background on Zoom calls looks like a professional office space (or at least blur out the background.)  Better yet, use a corporate-logo themed background which says, "I'm on the team." Okay, so let's say you've done all this and are now looking like you just came out of casting for The West Wing and you're sufficiently visible to senior executives.  Beyond looking the part, you need to act the part.  Sit up straight in meetings; don't fiddle with your phone when executives are in the room, no matter how boring the conversation may be at that moment.  I remember back in 2000 when I was working at a startup, our CEO nearly lost our biggest client because she couldn't put down her Blackberry when we were briefing the client's head of security.  He was a retired Navy captain and remarked to me privately (as a fellow Navy officer) how offended he was that this person couldn't be bothered to put down that phone for half an hour and focus on the conversation.  Better yet?  There is a superpower that few people have but you could master if you're a phone addict -- leave your phone on your desk when you go to a meeting.  That's right -- separate yourself from your "life support unit."  Now, in some circumstances you feel you need it because, "what if they ask who's available for a meeting next week and I don't have my calendar?"  Bring your laptop or tablet instead, and only consult it when you're asked something that needs looking up to answer.  Remember, even a CEO doesn't get a pass on distractions when your biggest client is in the room. In addition to looking the part and acting the part, you need to deliver.  Make sure your work is exceptional and error-free.  At the Pentagon we had a term -- "finished staff work."  It means that what you turn in is correct, complete, and free of grammatical or typographical errors EVERY TIME.  That's a tough discipline.  I was a computer science and mathematics major at Northwestern, and there was nothing I wanted to avoid more than an English composition or writing class -- after all, I was going to be a technologist.  Years later when I joined the staff of Booz|Allen, I saw the importance of mastering a professional writing style.  As a consultant, you live or die by the pen -- how well you write proposals and deliverables.  As I became more senior in both my civilian as well as my military career, I kept improving that ability to write well.   A small but powerful book you should own and master is Strunk and White's The Elements of Style.  It's the most succinct summary of writing rules I've read -- think of it as a syntax guide to the English language.  Granted, some of these conventions are considered quaint or even obsolete -- the Oxford comma and two spaces after a sentence, but I still write that way.  There's no reason if you can write a program that will compile (or if you're a Python programmer, not throw a Syntax Error) that you cannot write English with the same consistency. May Busch points out that there are four mistakes you can make that will ruin your attempts to attract a sponsor.  One, which seems obvious, is that you're perceived as lacking potential.  Note I said "perceived."  I think all of us have slightly inflated expectations of ourselves -- that's called a healthy ego, but let's face it:  some people are rightly classified as low potential, high achievers -- they work really hard to achieve mediocre results.  "But I do consistently outstanding work at my current job!"  Okay, I'll give you that.  But remember -- we're talking about getting a sponsor for the NEXT job, and if you're not virtue signaling that you can perform at the next level, then a wise boss is likely to leave you where you are -- delivering consistently outstanding work.  Remember my four-phase career model:  technical, management, leadership, political?  You can often move easily within one of those phases without sponsorship, but to get to the next level usually requires something or someone external to yourself. The second disqualifier is to be seen as "selectively motivated," meaning you only put forth full effort at the last minute.  It's somewhat of a synonym for a procrastinator -- many of us know there's nothing like the last minute to make sure things get done.  Sure, there are important things that are urgent, but if your MO is to goof off until just before a deadline and then rush out a finished product, that calls into question your long-term reliability for more responsible assignments. The third disqualifier is lack of self-confidence.  If you present yourself as hesitant and uncertain, you do not inspire confidence.  "Do you think, umm, maybe we might possibly consider doing this?" is not as reassuring as, "Here's what we're going to do."  I'm not advocating for arrogancy here; but if you secretly worry about imposter syndrome or a belief that you're not as good as others perceive you to be, then that's likely to leak out in your words and actions and cause potential sponsors to pause. The fourth way you can discourage a potential sponsor is to be inappropriate.  You say and do the wrong things at the wrong time to the wrong people.  You put your feet up on the conference table or make inappropriate or even offensive jokes when no one was looking for that type of input.  Walking up a senior executive and saying, "won't you be my sponsor?" is another example.  It's fine for Mr. Rodgers to ask, "won't you be my neighbor?" but as you know by now, you have to become the one who attracts attention, not demands it. Being Inspirational One of the best ways to help others move forward is to show them an example of what represents success.  I mentioned earlier the booklet that sits on my desk -- have you figured out what it might be?  It's "A Message to Garcia" written by Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the Roycrofters in East Aurora NY.  Hubbard was a writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher, who wrote that he sat down and penned this essay after dinner in under an hour.  What started as article in his magazine grew rapidly.  After receiving requests for a thousand copies of that issue, he inquired as to the reason.  "It's the stuff about Garcia."  The New York Central Railroad reprinted over one million copies in booklet form.  The Director of Russian Railways was in New York, was so impressed that when he returned to Moscow, ensured a translated copy was given to every railroad employee in Russia.  Every Russian soldier in the Russo-Japanese war had a copy, and when the Japanese officials noted Russian prisoners of war all carried it, they concluded it must be a good thing, translated it into their language and gave copies to every employee of the Japanese government.  By December 1913, over forty million copies of A Message to Garcia had been printed.  Tragically, Hubbard died on the 7th of May 1915 as a passenger onboard RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat.  I have a number of his publications, but this is the one that I reread the most.  It's not that long -- less than fifteen hundred words, and if you haven't heard it before, you should, and if you have heard it before and you're like me, you'll want to hear it again.  Remember, the context is 1899.  Here is… A Message to Garcia By Elbert Hubbard In all this Cuban business there is one man stands out on the horizon of my memory like Mars at perihelion. When war broke out between Spain and the United States, it was very necessary to communicate quickly with the leader of the Insurgents. Garcia was somewhere in the mountain vastness of Cuba- no one knew where. No mail nor telegraph message could reach him. The President must secure his cooperation, and quickly. What to do! Some one said to the President, "There's a fellow by the name of Rowan will find Garcia for you, if anybody can." Rowan was sent for and given a letter to be delivered to Garcia. How "the fellow by the name of Rowan" took the letter, sealed it up in an oil-skin pouch, strapped it over his heart, in four days landed by night off the coast of Cuba from an open boat, disappeared into the jungle, and in three weeks came out on the other side of the Island, having traversed a hostile country on foot, and delivered his letter to Garcia, are things I have no special desire now to tell in detail. The point I wish to make is this: McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, "Where is he at?" By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing- "Carry a message to Garcia!" General Garcia is dead now, but there are other Garcias. No man, who has endeavored to carry out an enterprise where many hands were needed, but has been well nigh appalled at times by the imbecility of the average man- the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it. Slip-shod assistance, foolish inattention, dowdy indifference, and half-hearted work seem the rule; and no man succeeds, unless by hook or crook, or threat, he forces or bribes other men to assist him; or mayhap, God in His goodness performs a miracle, and sends him an Angel of Light for an assistant. You, reader, put this matter to a test: You are sitting now in your office- six clerks are within call. Summon any one and make this request: "Please look in the encyclopedia and make a brief memorandum for me concerning the life of Correggio". Will the clerk quietly say, "Yes, sir," and go do the task? On your life, he will not. He will look at you out of a fishy eye and ask one or more of the following questions:   Who was he?  Which encyclopedia?  Where is the encyclopedia?  Was I hired for that?  Don't you mean Bismarck?  What's the matter with Charlie doing it?  Is he dead?  Is there any hurry?  Shan't I bring you the book and let you look it up yourself?  What do you want to know for? And I will lay you ten to one that after you have answered the questions, and explained how to find the information, and why you want it, the clerk will go off and get one of the other clerks to help him try to find Garcia- and then come back and tell you there is no such man. Of course I may lose my bet, but according to the Law of Average, I will not. Now if you are wise you will not bother to explain to your "assistant" that Correggio is indexed under the C's, not in the K's, but you will smile sweetly and say, "Never mind," and go look it up yourself. And this incapacity for independent action, this moral stupidity, this infirmity of the will, this unwillingness to cheerfully catch hold and lift, are the things that put pure Socialism so far into the future. If men will not act for themselves, what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all? A first-mate with knotted club seems necessary; and the dread of getting "the bounce" Saturday night, holds many a worker to his place. Advertise for a stenographer, and nine out of ten who apply, can neither spell nor punctuate- and do not think it necessary to. Can such a one write a letter to Garcia? "You see that bookkeeper," said the foreman to me in a large factory. "Yes, what about him?" "Well he's a fine accountant, but if I'd send him up town on an errand, he might accomplish the errand all right, and on the other hand, might stop at four saloons on the way, and when he got to Main Street, would forget what he had been sent for." Can such a man be entrusted to carry a message to Garcia? We have recently been hearing much maudlin sympathy expressed for the "downtrodden denizen of the sweat-shop" and the "homeless wanderer searching for honest employment," and with it all often go many hard words for the men in power. Nothing is said about the employer who grows old before his time in a vain attempt to get frowsy ne'er-do-wells to do intelligent work; and his long patient striving with "help" that does nothing but loaf when his back is turned. In every store and factory there is a constant weeding-out process going on. The employer is constantly sending away "help" that have shown their incapacity to further the interests of the business, and others are being taken on. No matter how good times are, this sorting continues, only if times are hard and work is scarce, the sorting is done finer- but out and forever out, the incompetent and unworthy go. It is the survival of the fittest. Self-interest prompts every employer to keep the best- those who can carry a message to Garcia. I know one man of really brilliant parts who has not the ability to manage a business of his own, and yet who is absolutely worthless to any one else, because he carries with him constantly the insane suspicion that his employer is oppressing, or intending to oppress him. He cannot give orders; and he will not receive them. Should a message be given him to take to Garcia, his answer would probably be, "Take it yourself." Tonight this man walks the streets looking for work, the wind whistling through his threadbare coat. No one who knows him dare employ him, for he is a regular fire-brand of discontent. He is impervious to reason, and the only thing that can impress him is the toe of a thick-soled No. 9 boot. Of course I know that one so morally deformed is no less to be pitied than a physical cripple; but in our pitying, let us drop a tear, too, for the men who are striving to carry on a great enterprise, whose working hours are not limited by the whistle, and whose hair is fast turning white through the struggle to hold in line dowdy indifference, slip-shod imbecility, and the heartless ingratitude, which, but for their enterprise, would be both hungry and homeless. Have I put the matter too strongly? Possibly I have; but when all the world has gone a-slumming I wish to speak a word of sympathy for the man who succeeds -- the man who, against great odds has directed the efforts of others, and having succeeded, finds there's nothing in it: nothing but bare board and clothes. I have carried a dinner pail and worked for day's wages, and I have also been an employer of labor, and I know there is something to be said on both sides. There is no excellence, per se, in poverty; rags are no recommendation; and all employers are not rapacious and high-handed, any more than all poor men are virtuous. My heart goes out to the man who does his work when the "boss" is away, as well as when he is at home. And the man who, when given a letter for Garcia, quietly take the missive, without asking any idiotic questions, and with no lurking intention of chucking it into the nearest sewer, or of doing aught else but deliver it, never gets "laid off," nor has to go on a strike for higher wages. Civilization is one long anxious search for just such individuals. Anything such a man asks shall be granted; his kind is so rare that no employer can afford to let him go. He is wanted in every city, town and village- in every office, shop, store and factory. The world cries out for such: he is needed, and needed badly- the man who can carry a message to Garcia. -THE END-  In 2009 as president of the Association of the United States Navy, I wrote a short article entitled "A New Message to Garcia."  There I called out the actions of a Sailor who went above and beyond what was expected without even being asked.  I hope he went on to bigger and better things because he had the right stuff. Take Action Let's put all of this together.  One of the best ways to formalize mentoring is to create a written performance development plan.  We've included a sample template in the show notes.  This is a way to memorialize conversations with SMART goals -- you remember, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound?  If you are a mentor, you can use this as a template for your counseling sessions.  If you are a mentee and there is no template in your organization, feel free to introduce this to your mentor -- you're showing initiative and creating potential value for more people than just yourself. By putting goals in writing, they experience a magical transformation.  It was Napoleon Hill who wrote that "a goal is a dream with a deadline."  Until you write it down, it's easy to find other things that seem more important or urgent at the moment.  In addition, a written set of goals offers accountability -- it's a commitment between mentor and mentee that can be honored like a contract. Start with the manager's organizational priorities and goals that provide a context for the session.  For example, if you are in the cybersecurity organization, these could be things such as, "create a cyber vigilant organization," "enable cybersecurity controls and compliance," and "safeguard the organization against major threats."  Each of these could have subgoals that get into a little more detail -- awareness training for users, secure coding training for developers, establishing a governance structure around cyber risk.  This requires inside knowledge, and if the mentor is within the same organization, it shouldn't be too difficult to ascertain.  In addition, if the mentor is the supervisor, then even better -- this shows how the protégé's goals fit in with the boss's vision of what should happen.  Better to find out early on that an idea isn't practical then to spend a year working on it only to find out it will never be implemented. Next, the protégé lists individual development goals.  Not too many, especially if you are meeting quarterly.  Two or three may be sufficient.  If there are too many things to work on, the natural tendency is to go for those that are easiest, which may not be the ones that are the most important.  Next comes the BHAG -- the big, hairy, audacious goal -- the one that will represent a signature accomplishment.  Chances are, this won't happen in a month or a quarter, but it's perfectly reasonable for an annual cycle to align with performance reviews to specify a stretch goal.  And by doing it in writing and knowing someone is holding accountability, it's more likely to happen. When it comes to making progress, actions can be separated into experiences, relationships, and learning.  Most of our progress is done through experience, so list multiple experiences that one expects to accomplish before the next session.  It can be part of a larger goal -- work on the team deploying a SIEM or complete a particular phase of a larger project.  This is where the majority of the accountability will reside -- did you complete what you set out to do?  It's helpful to be a bit aspirational, but this isn't another set of stretch goals. List at least two relationship improvement opportunities -- these can be key relationships or even potential sponsors.  For example, it could include the head of a particular business unit that has specific security requirements -- that meeting would help address those concerns and provide an opportunity for the person seeking visibility. Lastly, include learning opportunities.  Not all of us are going to school full-time, but we all should be working on self-improvement.  For example, you might set a goal to complete the next course in your degree program or take the exam that grants a particular certification. What you have is a template for action and professional growth.  The action comes from the accountability of a written document, and the growth comes from the joint goal-setting that takes place under the guidance of a mentor.  Don't just file it away with the rest of your paperwork -- put it where you'll see it every day and challenge yourself to check off another accomplishment by week's end.  By encouraging this culture of accomplishment, you'll significantly increase the probability of success. Conclusion Inside the front cover of my Garcia booklet is a short essay entitled "Initiative."  Let me leave you with this as a final thought: The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and in honors, for but one thing. And that is Initiative. What is Initiative? I'll tell you: it is doing the right thing without being told. But next to doing the thing without being told is to do it when you are told once. That is to say, carry the Message to Garcia: those who can carry a message get high honors, but their pay is not always in proportion. Next, there are those who never do a thing until they are told twice; such get no honors and small pay. Next, there are those who do the right thing only when necessity kicks them from behind, and these get indifference instead of honors, and a pittance for pay. This kind spends most of its time polishing a bench with a hard-luck story. Then, still lower down in the scale than this, we have fellow who will not do the right thing even when some one goes along to show him how and stays to see that he does it; he is always out of job, and receives the contempt he deserves, unless he happens to have a rich Pa, in which case Destiny patiently awaits around a corner with a stuffed club. To which class do you belong? Thank you for listening to CISO Tradecraft; we hope you've found this show valuable.  If you learned something that you like, please help us by leaving us a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform -- those ratings really help us reach other security leaders.  The more CISOs we can help, the more businesses we can protect.  This is your host, G. Mark Hardy.  Thanks again for listening and stay safe out there. References: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/mentor-tips-positive-impact https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6248-how-to-find-mentor.html https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3504-how-to-mentor.html https://maybusch.com/career-board-of-directors-advance-career/ https://maybusch.com/find-sponsor/ https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-4th-William-Strunk/dp/0205313426?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=-0-0-20&linkCode=ur2 https://www.nato.int/nrdc-it/about/message_to_garcia.pdf https://gmarkhardy.com/Navy_Articles/NRA-0909%20A%20New%20Message%20to%20Garcia.pdf Example: Individual Performance Plan Name: ________________________________ Date:  ________________ Leadership's Cyber Priorities and Goals       Create a Cyber Vigilant Organization Cyber Awareness Training, Secure Developer Training, and Proper Risk Approval and Governance       Enable Compliance, Controls, and Cyber Security  Controls (IT General Controls & SOX), Audits, and Cyber Maturity Frameworks (ISO 27001, NIST CSF, or FFIEC)       Safeguard the Business against Key Threats Phishing and Ransomware, Software Vulnerabilities, and Third-Party Risks Individual Development Goals Goal: Goal: Signature Accomplishment  My Big Goal is to accomplish … Actions I am taking this year (How)  Experiences (70%) Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 3 … Relationships (20%) Relationship Improvement Opportunity 1 Relationship Improvement Opportunity 2 Learning (10%) Learning Opportunity Support Needed from My Manager I need help with …

RA/QA Today
Split Personalities of QMS Audits for FDA, MDSAP and ISO 13485

RA/QA Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 50:51


Similar but different is a good way to describe how FDA inspections and MDSAP and notified body audits compare. On the surface, they appear to be looking at the same things, but dig a little deeper and the differences in agenda - and outcome - become plain.

Monitor Mondays
Collateral Consequences of Medicare Audits

Monitor Mondays

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 29:56


Healthcare attorney Andrew Wachler is an audit warrior, with war stories that will make you cringe in absolute disbelief.And during the next live edition of Monitor Mondays, Wachler will tell some of these stories, sharing lessons to learn from his experience defending provider clients. He'll report how failure to appeal a target, probe and educate (TPE) audit could establish a “pattern or practice of submitting claims fail to meet Medicare requirements” for the purpose of revocation of Medicare billing privileges.Wachler will also share challenges related to lifting a Medicare payment suspension implemented across multiple Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdictions.Other segments will include these instantly recognizable broadcast features:The RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, partner at the law firm of Practus, will report the latest news about auditors.SDoH Report: Tiffany Ferguson, a subject matter expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will report on the news that's happening at the intersection of healthcare regulations and the SDoH.Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will be making his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment.Legislative Update: Adam Brenman, a federal legislative analyst, will substitute for Matthew Albright to report on current healthcare legislation.

The Creators' Corner with Jade Beason
#17 Why I'm discontinuing my audits

The Creators' Corner with Jade Beason

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 20:47


I've made the tough decision to retire one of my most popular offers. People are often confused by the decision (after all, if it was so popular - why discontinue it?) Today i'm pulling back the curtain and explaining why it's sometimes effective to put a stop to some of your offers, even if they're making you money. **FREE GUIDES** Double your income as a creator with this FREE guide Make more sales on Instagram with this FREE guide **FREE MASTERCLASSES** Turn your followers into clients and customers masterclass Make $5k Per Month on Social Media masterclass Join The Creators Club for instant access to a library of masterclasses, live Q&As with resources and a private creators community: https://www.jadebeason.com/thecreatorsclub Connect with me: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jadebeason Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadebeason TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jade_beason Website: https://www.jadebeason.com/ Want to work together? DM me ‘ready' on Instagram (@JadeBeason). Wait! Before you go, if you enjoyed this episode I would love for you to leave a review and share it with a friend. Thank you for your support!

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate
Episode #084 - Everything You Need to Know About LEASE AUDITS!

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022


Today hosts Braden Cheek, Brian Duck and Joel Thompson discuss the logistics behind lease audits and what to look out for when reading over lease agreements! Time Stamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:19 - Both of our Kitty Academies have been remodeled & are hitting the market! 2:12 - The logistics of the U-Haul incident at Plaza West and the broken HVAC unit at Dollar General. 4:33 - Understanding lease audits and how to build your model before purchases. 6:50 - There's 3rd party companies that do the lease audits for you. 8:23 - Multi-tenant vs. multi-family lease audits. 11:42 - Verifying triple nets vs. gross leases. 14:28 - Outs: Noticing how & when people utilize outs, & when they're necessary. 16:36 - Who pays for the ongoing maintenance items? 19:00 - Restrictive use. 20:39 - In conclusion... *Be Sure to check us out on Spotify and Apple Podcasts for the Audio version of today's episode!** https://open.spotify.com/show/08KmNvqGV5HjmHUC8fLuce https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-invest-in-commercial-real-estate/id1543470290?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Links mentioned in this episode: www.TheCriterionFund.com www.HowToInvestInCRE.TV Invest.HowToInvestInCRE.com To sign up for our exclusive investor list, click below. https://www.thecriterionfund.com/join-our-investor-list MB01GOYTK7WTBLE

Coffee & A Good Vibe
How To Get Comfortable Going Outside Your Comfort Zone to Truly Grow & Step Into Your Full Potential

Coffee & A Good Vibe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 38:57


There is such a profound power in doing the things that scare you, make you a little bit uncomfortable, challenge you, because on the other side lies an immense amount of growth. When there is growth → there is up-leveling, there is new found potential, there are new abundant realities created that propel you closer to all your visions and desires. In this week's episode, I walk you through how to get comfortable getting uncomfortable. This the key to helping you continue to grow and step into the things that serve you and let go of the things that no longer. Abundance is our birthright and blessings are all around us. In order for us to become a magnet for what we truly desire, we must align to our blessings, do the inner work and step into the versions that we are meant to be. In this episode we tap into many pillars from: How to cast the most abundant VISION for your life How to dream bigger & strengthen that vision + your faith Daily practices to strengthen your belief system How to grow your relationship with yourself How to strategically schedule time with yourself in your daily routine / life - physically and mentally The power of HEALING and doing the “inner work” Why everything in Life is an assignment for our Growth Perspective shifts to view the good in all situations the universe provides to us Trusting in the timeline of your life, divine timing Audits and boundaries The Power of your Self-talk and Words Everything is ENERGY principle Let me know your thoughts on Instagram - follow and tag @coffeeandagoodvibe CONNECT: Connect with us on social || @coffeeandagoodvibe YOUTUBE ➟ Watch & subscribe to our channel here ➟ Coffee & A Good Vibe Video Interviews To connect with Ayesha Sehra ➟ click HERE Check out our podcast insta ➟ click HERE To learn about my Branding & PR Agency Grow The Social ➟ click HERE

The Feldman Report
Feldman Report: IRS will be cracking down and increasing audits

The Feldman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 1:06


With the federal government pumping $80 billion into the IRS, the number of tax audits will rise. Cryptocurrency, deductions, and business owners will be areas of focus according to experts. WWJ's Murray Feldman has more. 

Compliance Perspectives
Bruno Drummond on Ethical Audits [Podcast]

Compliance Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 12:45


By Adam Turteltaub An ethical audit is one that evaluates compliance with laws and regulations but also assess a vendor against ethical standards, explains Bruno Drummond, Senior Director, Global Compliance at DHL Supply Chain. These standards could come from an industry or other external organization or your company's own code of conduct.  They likely would cover issues such as human rights, child labor, forced labor, discrimination, unfair and inhumane employment, working condition and even your supply chain's own supply chain. Why should you conduct one? Because these days regulators, enforcement and the public require it. For a company such as DHL, with is heavily committed to ESG, ethical audits are at the top of their list. It's a part of the company's commitment to clean operations, being a good place to work and highly trusted. DHL was first exposed to ethical audits when a customer conducted one of them. Seeing the value in it they adopted it themselves. The audits are conducted both remotely and at customer locations. The DHL code of conduct is the benchmark against which the audit is conducted. Included in the process are roundtables with employees, interviews with managers and an office walk through. Because of the cost, Bruno recommends taking a risk-based approach and looking at a cross-section of your supply chain when conducting these audits. Listen in to learn more about the process and whether it's time for your organization to embrace ethical audits.

HR After Dark
Don't Freak Out...We are Talking Compliance Audits

HR After Dark

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 14:12


Never fear, Jada is here! It's spooky season and CEO Jada Willis is here to take the fear out of one of your most dreaded HR topics...compliance audits! Join us as she explains what they are, how they are done, and how you can help your company stay legally complaint with state and local laws. Willis HRHR Consulting & TrainingIf there is a people problem, yeah we'll solve it. Check out this podcast while our HR resolves it.Music: All That from BenSound.com

Utah House of Representatives Podcast

This afternoon, the Legislative Audit Subcommittee met to discuss the findings of two recently completed independent audit reports. Theses reports examine the overall management and governance of Utah's higher education system as well as the curriculum and training of teachers in the State at the K-12 level. Kade Minchey, the Utah Legislative Auditor General, and his team join us to discuss the findings of these reports in detail.

LLA Reports Podcast
Financial Condition of the Residential Property Insurance Market

LLA Reports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 5:06


Financial Condition of the Residential Property Insurance Market: Data Analytics Manager Chris Magee recaps a new LLA report that provides information on the residual effects when residential property insurance companies become insolvent or voluntarily leave the market and that evaluates the Louisiana Department of Insurance's activities to monitor the financial condition of these companies. | https://LLA.La.gov/go/podcast

LLA Reports Podcast
Financial Condition of the Residential Property Insurance Market

LLA Reports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 5:06


Financial Condition of the Residential Property Insurance Market: Data Analytics Manager Chris Magee recaps a new LLA report that provides information on the residual effects when residential property insurance companies become insolvent or voluntarily leave the market and that evaluates the Louisiana Department of Insurance's activities to monitor the financial condition of these companies. | https://LLA.La.gov/go/podcast

The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

Did you know that the Inflation Reduction Act changes 179D to allow for a tax deduction of up to $5/sq foot for energy efficiency retrofits? But this is dependent on your energy baseline! In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to look at how to perform a energy audit so that we can establish a baseline and identify potential retrofit solutions.

#AskPhillip
Tax planning: Don't take short cuts on your taxes even though audits are significantly down

#AskPhillip

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 8:35


Podcasters: Alison Reiff-Martin, CPA and Phillip Washington, Jr.    Powered by ReiffMartin CPA and Stone Hill Wealth Management

The C.R.E.A.M. Podcast
The CREAM podcast #22: IRS audits, most expensive pro stadiums & the U.S. of Debt

The C.R.E.A.M. Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 21:19


It's episode #22 of the Cash Rules Everything Around Me podcast with your host, Jason Matthews of Matthews Financial & Insurance Solutions! In this episode, Jason and co-host Norm Schriever cover: •Congrats on 1,200 subscribers! We really appreciate you listening, subscribing, and sharing the CREAM podcast with your friends. Next stop, 1,500!•Discussing how Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard gave away his $3 billion company in an act of altruism!•How many people get audited by the IRS? A deep dive into the stats.•The most expensive pro sports stadiums in America. It costs HOW MUCH for a beer and a hot dog at the game?!•China is f*cked! Reasons why China's economy is faltering and set up to fail.•The United States of debt: examining credit cards and other debt in America and why that's about to get a lot more expensive.•A shout-out to DJ Just INtertainment – unapologetically dope!https://justintertainment.netThanks for listening, subscribing, and please send us your questions or comments what you'd like to hear on the podcast! And if you'd like to get in touch with Jason Matthews, have a question you'd like us to answer on-air, or want to receive the monthly economic recap: ☎️ 510.229.7608 

The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we lay out 7 tips for performing effective site audits for your building automation customers. Building owners need to understand their current building systems to manage the increasingly aggressive energy standards and goals rolling out. This episode will help you tackle this topic with actionable tips that work right now.